Show Me The Money - 1st episode (GSN)
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Each game starts with the introduction of six categories arranged in a pyramid.
In the main game, a category's position on the pyramid is not an indicator of its difficulty.
The categories are usually puns hinting to the content within that subject i.
Each team in turn chooses a category, and then a subject under that category is given.
The team has 30 seconds to guess the seven answers that fit into the category.
One player describes each item while the other player tries to guess what the words are.
Each correct word is worth one point.
When a word is the pyramid game show gsn, it can't be returned to, but if the guesser can guess the word already passed, the team still scores, but with no sound effect used, as to avoid any distractions.
This is not possible in Donny Osmond's, GSN's, and Michael Strahan's versions, as un-guessed words have to be returned to in order to count.
If at any time the clue giver gives away any part of the answer or conveys the essence of the answer, a cuckoo sounds burble in the Donny Osmond version and the word is thrown out.
Each team has three turns with the celebrities giving first in Round 1, the contestants giving in Round 2, and in Round 3 they horse racing online free among themselves on who's giving and who's receiving.
In the event that a celebrity is paired with a visually-impaired contestant, the celebrities give clues in all of the rounds.
The team with the highest score after the three rounds wins the game.
The blue-and-red board from 1979.
We have changed from pull cards to trilons ala the Winner's Circle.
Three monitors are placed together in each box forming a new kind of trilon.
Unlike previous versions however, there's no base underneath.
Sherri Shepherd giving clues to her partner.
Unlike all previous versions, the words aren't superimposed on the screen, instead appearing on monitors on each desk.
That signified that it was the last word in the list of seven.
A burble click that the giver gave an unacceptable clue.
As noted above, words could be passed, but if a receiver guessed a passed word, that word had to be returned to and guessed again to count.
Special Bonuses At some point in the game, a team uncovers a special card behind one category prompting a bonus situation.
To win the bonus, the team must get all the answers right.
In situations where a team can win the game without needing all the answers or has won the game automatically, if the last category conceals a bonus, the team is allowed to play all the way out in order to win the bonus.
It premiered in December 1974 7 months after the show moved to ABCand during the second season of the Cullen run.
Whatever the amount exposed, that was the amount the contestant was playing for by getting all seven.
It premiered in April 1983 on CBS and was always played in the first game.
It see more on the John Davidson version as well, but on April 12, it was scrapped in favor of Gamble for a Grand.
It was always played in the second game.
The team that found the Mystery 7 had a chance to win a special prize.
It's called the Mystery 7 because the category was not told until after it was done.
The team had the usual 30 seconds to get all seven words.
In its early existence, the Mystery 7 was in plain the pyramid game show gsn as the last category on the main game Pyramid board; it was mostly chosen first by the contestant who lost the first game, which mostly led to having the Mystery 7 millionaire game show questions and answers hidden away.
It existed on the John Davidson version as well, except that with Double Trouble involved, this could be played in either game.
The Gamble for a Trip replaced the Mystery 7 on the Tuesday and Thursday shows.
The Mystery 7 continued to be used on the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday shows in the meantime.
The Mystery 7 returned in the current version, played in the second game and always for a trip.
Starting on October 31, 1983, it was given its own unique logo, in the same font as the 7-11 bonus card.
Starting on April 23, 1984, it was changed to being a "behind-the-category" bonus like the 7-11.
Here, it's exposed behind the next to last category chosen.
In 2016, after 25 years, the Mystery 7 is back!
It premiered on January 8, 1991.
This category had its seven answers be two words long.
The team had 45 seconds instead of 30 to get all seven two word answers.
The team that exposed the Super Six had 20 seconds to get all six and win a prize.
In the second season, a home viewer contest was in play; viewers registered at the Pyramid website, and if the prize was won, a home viewer would win it as well.
Super Six from season 1, which showed a close up camera shot.
Note that in season 2, it was changed to a graphic that flipped and took up the entire screen a la the Daily Double on.
Tie-Breakers If the game ended in a tie, the game shifts into a tie-breaker situation.
The team that causes the tie has a choice between two letters leaving the other for the other team.
Both teams have 30 seconds to get as many of the seven items beginning with their letter s as they can.
The team that gets the most out of seven wind the game.
This caused an achievement of very rare high scores.
Extra ties kept the game going, and as soon as the tie was broken, the game was over.
In the Osmond version, the team that scored six points in the fastest time won the game.
By the end of the run, the later rules had been established.
The team that got the most out of seven won the game.
If both teams got the same amount of answers, but they failed to give seven, the tiebreaker was replayed.
If both teams got seven, the team with the fastest time was declared the winner.
If the first team got seven, the time remaining on the clock was subtracted from 30 to give the time that the other team needed to get seven.
The Davidson and Strahan versions don't have that rule.
On many occasions in the 1980s versions, the first word in a tiebreaker list is usually an easy word to identify, designed to give the team a head start.
That first word could be a body part, an common country, a number, a month, or a common animal.
Ties in the current version are broken by determining which team got that score in the fastest time.
That team advances to the Winner's Circle.
The Pyramid There were more than seven words in each category.
High score was the winner.
The winning team goes over to the Winner's Circle for a grand cash prize.
Starting with the the pyramid game show gsn to ABC in 1974, the contestant on the winning team even had a choice as to who would give and who would receive.
The winning team has 60 seconds to climb up to the top of the pyramid by getting all six.
On each subject, the giver gives a list of items that fit the subject while the guesser tries to guess what they all have in common.
As soon as the guesser gets the right subject or passes, they move on to the next subject to the right.
Upon a pass, the team can come back to it if there's time leftover though the guesser can still get the subject without going back to it not possible in the Donny Osmond version.
If at any time the giver gives an illegal clue giving away part of the answer, conveying the essence of the answer, descriptions of the category, a synonym or gives a clue that is not related to the subject a buzzer sounds a double buzz in the 1991 and 2012 versions; the same burble from the main game in Donny Osmond's versionthe subject is re-concealed and the team forfeits their chance at the big money.
Even though the big money is forfeited, the team can still go for the other subjects, because when time runs out, the contestant still wins money attached to the subjects guessed; of course, getting all six in 60 seconds without illegal clues wins the grand cash prize.
Notice that the giver Sandy Duncan in this pic is using her hands.
The bonus round in 2016.
Winning here at any point augmented the player's prior winnings to the grand prize.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you.
If they did make it to the top and won the grand cash prize, they retired from the show.
Also games straddled at that time, so whenever there was no time for the second Winner's Circle on that day's show, the second Winner's Circle would be played at the top of the next show.
On Friday shows, if the second game ended in a tie but there was no time for one more Winner's Circle round, the celebrities of the week would team up to play the Winner's Circle themselves.
In all versions thereafter, each episode was made self-contained for it had the contestants play two games every show.
The player with the most money or who won both games returned to play the next show.
This explained why the clock counted up 00 to 30 instead of down 30 to 00.
If there was a tie both players got seven in less time than the current POTW during a given showa standard tiebreaker was played.
There were two tournaments.
The first was held starting on March 23, 1981 and the other beginning on May 25, 1981.
The quarterfinals were played on Monday and Tuesday.
Whoever won the most money would compete in the finals.
The losing players from the semifinals competed in a 'wild card' match.
If the grand prize was not won, that player played the next game against the finalist who sat out the previous game.
link players alternated in a round-robin format, with two players competing each day and the third player replacing the loser of that episode in the next one, if neither player won the Winner's Circle that day in the event of a tie, a coin toss was used to determine who returned on the next show.
In a four-player tournament, contestants competed in single elimination, with the first two semifinalists competing on Day 1 and the other two semifinalists on Day 2.
In addition, unlike the previous tournament format, the Super Six was still in play, this time offering more expensive prizes.
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Round 1: Standard Pyramid, with each celebrity being assigned a category.
Round 2: A contestant would have 60 seconds to give classic "things in a list" clues to the "celebrities" while they tried the pyramid game show gsn guess the category one at a time.
If you got all six, you just started up again at the bottom.
Round 3: Each contestant selected one "celebrity", and they alternated giver-receiver roles for 60 seconds trying to do as many words as possible in 60 seconds.
Ten points per word in this round.
November 16, 1997 Hosted by.
Other then that, classic Pyramid rules applied.
All clues pertained to music, including lyrics which, to avoid royalties, couldn't be sung.
December 6, 2000 Hosted by Donny Osmond.
Two versions were filmed.
However, once a Winner's Circle was won, the player had the option to leave the show, or return for the next game.
If they played on, and lost the front game, or won the front game but lost the WC, their endgame winnings were forfeited; main game winnings and WC consolations were safe.
June 23, 2010 Taped for TBS, hosted by Andy Richter.
Future versions had no covering seeing that they all have six boxes on their pyramids.
Early in the show's run, in the Winner's Circle, clue givers were allowed to use their hands, and could give prepositional phrases e.
Direct synonyms and saying all or part of the clue were never allowed.
By 1974, clue-giving rules became increasingly strict and more precision was needed to accomplish a win.
The fastest celebrity to make it to the top of the pyramid was Billy Crystal at 26 seconds.
The theme song "Tuning Up" for the early versions of Pyramid was used on a 1995 Saturday Night Live game show parody sketch entitled "You Think You're Better Than Me?
Former host not only hosted Pyramid in the states, but he also hosted an equally short-lived British version called Donny's Pyramid Game for Challenge TV UK's GSN in 2007.
The correct answer bell, buzzer, cuckoo, and the Winner's Circle clock sound from the 80s versions were recycled into the GSN version.
As Kaufman's round began, starting with the easiest topics at the bottom of the pyramid, the hint in the question was "People Whose Last Name is Obama" Instead go here citing the former president or his wife Michelle, Kaufman first said "bin Laden" before offering the name Barack after a pause.
Meadows quickly offered the correct answer after Kaufman provided the former president's first name.
Kaufman's flub was mocked on Twitter by viewers of the episode.
On Monday, August 13, 2018; Kaufman posted a series of tweets about the incident.
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